Tech

IBM pits computer against human debaters

IBM is pitting a computer against two human debaters in the first public demonstration of artificial intelligence technology it's been working on for more than five years

Some Amazon investors side with ACLU on facial…

Some Amazon company investors are siding with privacy and civil rights advocates who are urging the tech giant to halt a powerful face recognition tool used by police

iPhones Will Soon Share Location Data With 911…

A new feature coming on iOS 12 will share location data with 911 call centers during emergency calls.

Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create…

President Donald Trump is announcing that he is directing the Pentagon to create a new "Space Force" as an independent service branch aimed at ensuring American supremacy in space

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Actress Posts Video of Hubby's Tesla on Fire 'Out…

The latest unfortunate headline for Tesla comes courtesy of actress Mary McCormack, who on Friday tweeted a video of a Model S with flames shooting from it. "This is what happened to my husband and his car today. No accident,out of the blue, in traffic on Santa Monica Blvd....

Apple sets up iPhones to relay location for 911…

Apple will try to drag the U.S.'s outdated 911 emergency calling system into the 21st century

Peek at the future: Electric plane cruises skies…

Norway's transportation minister and the head of the Scandinavian country's airport operator took off Monday for a short flight ... aboard a small, Slovenian-made two-seater electric airplane

Germany will fail 2020 climate goals, now eyes…

Germany's environment minister says the country will likely miss its target of cutting carbon emissions by 2020, an embarrassment for a government that wants to lead the charge on limiting climate change

Compulsive video-game playing could be mental…

The World Health Organization says that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition, in a move that some critics warn may risk stigmatizing many young players

Supreme Court to take up iPhone app lawsuit

The Supreme Court will consider whether the purchasers of iPhone can sue Apple over allegations it has an illegal monopoly on the sale of iPhone apps

Check If You Were Related to a Pilgrim, the Easy…

Discovering if you're descended from the Pilgrims is "easier than ever." A new database offers for the first time online records on more than 59,450 fifth-generation descendants of the small group who sailed to the New World aboard the Mayflower in 1620. Of the roughly 132 passengers and crew,...

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It's a Chair. No, It's a Bulletproof Vest

An enterprising attorney has created a portable chair that converts to a bullet-proof vest, for use in schools and entertainment venues. Aaron Ansel came up with the idea for the CoverMeSeat following the October 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas. "I just thought, is there any sort of technology-based solution...

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